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. that is how long u.s. lawmakers have to reach a deal or go over the fiscal cliff. for weeks, the combination of tax increases and spending cuts has been the ultimate political football in washington. there is little sign of any holiday good cheer. >> in washington, the fiscal cliff a stalemate remains. >> the latest on the fiscal cliff. >> the ugly phrase that is on everyone's lips, fiscal cliff, is what america could tumble off and 11 days. it means that if the president and congress cannot agree on a plan to sort out finances, there will be automatic savage cuts and brittle tax rises. neither side is budging much. >> it is very hard for them to say yes to me. at some point, they have got to take me out of it and think about their voters. >> four weeks, the white house said that if i move on rates, they would make substantial concessions on spending cuts and entitlement reform. i did my part. they have done nothing. >> it would mean automatic spending cuts worth more than a trillion dollars. taxes for the average household would go up by about three and a half thousand dollars. most economi
for hundreds of patients during her time with us. everyone is shocked by the loss of a much loved and a valued colleague. >> in a statement, a spokesman said the duke and duchess were deeply saddened to learn of the death of saldanha. "they were looked after so wonderfully well at all times. their thoughts and prayers are family andnha's friends." the call was made by two austrian radio presenters. they work for a sydney radio station. the station has offered its deepest sympathies. the presenters will not be returning to the station until further notice. nurse saldanha was on night duty at the hospital last monday night. the duchess of cambridge had been admitted a few hours earlier. at 5:30, the call came through. she answered it and was taken in by the callers impersonation of the queen. she put it through to a second nurse who was monitoring the duchess. according to the hospital, nurses saldanha had not been disciplined or suspended. jacintha saldanha was married with two children. >> now to the economic deadline facing the united states, which has global implications. it is a combination
headlines around the globe. conflicteteriorating -- concerns that the u.s. -- that the government will use chemical weapons. >> i want to make it clear that the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> centuries after ernest shackleton to the death defying journey, a new team is out to repeat the trip, minus any modern conveniences. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. it is an announcement many have been waiting for. today's news that the duchess of cambridge is expecting a child was greeted with delight and concern. from around the world, congratulations have been pouring in for the royal couple, including well wishes from the white house. the 30-year-old duchess is suffering from severe morning sickness. she has been hospitalized for several days. our royal correspondent starts our coverage. >> departing from hospital this evening, the father to be. william had spent several hours with his wife. they had driven to london earlier together. it was earlier this week and that the sickness st
. the u.s. is hardly alone -- u.b.s. is hardly alone in having to pay. >> caught trying to manipulate important interest rates and punished with 940 million pounds of fines and confiscation of ill-gotten gains. >> this is some of the most shocking behavior we have seen to date. this was prevalent across the firm for five years when people were seeking to manipulate an internationally used benchmark used for millions and trillions of pounds of contracts in order to benefit their own trading position. >> u.b.s. traders colluded with other firms in market rigging. one u.b.s. a banker said to a broker, let me do one humongous deal. i will pay $100,000, whatever you want. i am a man of my word. the bank has been punished by switzerland, the u.k., and the u.s. >> make no mistake. for u.b.s. traders, the manipulation of libor is about getting rich. as one broker told a derivatives trader, you are getting bloody good at this game. think of me when you are on your yacht in monaco, won't you? >> it is a 1 billion pound fine too much or too little or about right? >> it is not about the fine. wha
to a corner and the teacher was to keep us until the police officers. >> they had machine guns. >> i heard seven loud booms and then the teachers told us to go in the corner. we all huddled. i kept hearing these booming noises. >> as alarmed parents rushed back to the school, are the reports told of the gun at confronting a children and three -- confronting a teacher. it became clear that this was murdered on a horrific scale. >> there were fatalities, there was 18 children that were pronounced dead at the school. there were two that were transported to area hospitals and were pronounced dead at the hospital. there was six adults pronounced dead at the scene. the shooter is deceased. >> u.s. networks say that the killer was a man and his 20's his mother was thought to be a teacher at the school. in washington, where the flag flies at half mast, barack obama addressed the nation as a president and a father. >> the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations,
$1.9 billion to settle u.s. allegations of money laundering. our chief economics correspondent has all the details. >> the largest bank in money- laundering, cartels washed through the bank. it resulted in a $1.9 billion fine, the biggest in u.s. banking history. the american authorities >> the corruption of the financial system by drug traffickers and other criminals, and free evading u.s. sanctions and law. >> they find $7 billion will be transferred between mexico and the u.s.. there were 25,000 transactions involving iran. in $290 million in suspicious traveler's checks were cleared by the bank. in a statement, they said they were story -- sorry for past mistakes. the former chairman was appointed as trade minister for david cameron. he had this to say when the allegations emerged in july. >> there were failures of the implementation, they expressed regret for that. it is a company i am proud to have worked for. >> they are not the only british bank to run these. the accusations of sanctions violations. other leading european banks have also in recent years reached settlements
a new constitution that opponents fear it could be used to impose islamic values. this is a series of marches. two weeks in and than not lost any of their fury and egger prodi is done. >-- and anger at what he has done. >> he is not right to be the new king creative. >> we hope he is wise enough to realize that today is the first of many marches against him if he does not stop them. >> the president seeing here receiving the new draft of the constitution had to be hustled out of the palace for his safety. egyptians have lost their fear. >> we've never seen anything like this in egypt. i have covered for the president for 20 years and i could not dare walk in from the palace without having a sense of fear inside me. >> tonight the opponents are still outside the presidential palace. his supporters staged their own show over the weekend. in egypt is divided. as the country approaches a referendum on the constitution less than two weeks away. >> tense time in egypt. nato is stepping up its protection of turkey as the conflict in syria at trends to escalate. the military alliance has b
in. there are very big bridges that mr. morsi us to try to build up the moment. the opposition has said it is going to continue to fight against the constitution. what it has done is paved the way for parliamentary elections to be held in egypt in the next two months. what the opposition says it is going to do is campaign on that and then when they get into parliament, fight against it as well. few people expect to see the kind of division we have seen recently been dealt with any time soon. >> is that difficult for the liberals to spin? say they are in parliament fighting this. if the electors as we have stability. and we have it, can they sell that? >> the opposition faces a test. it has managed to unify itself more than in recent months over this referendum. they're going to try to capitalize upon that, whether they can manage that is another question. also, both parties have to deal with egyptians who want stability and want everything to calm down. the country faces all sorts of challenges and president morsi also faces challenges. the economy is in a terrible state. look abou
in syria are accelerating. she also joined the u.s. defense secretary in expressing concern that damascus is considering using chemical weapons against the rebels. >> i think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned. as the opposition advances, in particular on damascus, the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> secretary panetta went on to say that the white house made it clear there will be consequences should the assad regime make the mistake of using those weapons on its own people. for more on the perspective from damascus, i spoke a short time ago to the bbc's jeremy bolon -- jeremy bowen. >> the issue has been pretty firm on the use of chemical weapons. any news from damascus? >> i think the regime here can feel the pressure. it has been under huge pressure in the last couple of weeks, increasing pressure. of the most pressure has faced from the west, certainly, in the almost two years this has been going on. i spoke before panetta made his remarks to the information minister and he repeated one of their official positions, which
to advance certain people in the opposition. we should not kid ourselves even though they use the word coalition. it is not a single unit by any stretch of the imagination, so why don't we look for military and intelligence support for those individuals and groups who can do effective fighting? we think we are more likely to move indirections' we think we can support. there might not be that large a set of people that can fit those criteria. >> how much support you think the u.s. is giving those groups at the moment? >> it is my understanding is fairly modest. it is mostly nonlethal aid. with few exceptions, i do not think the problem facing the opposition is lack of arms. they have captured a lot. there have been some defections, so while they could probably use anti armor and anti helicopter tight arms, they have more than enough. i think it is more the organization and their leadership, and that is where training and advice they might be more important than furnishing specific armaments. >> thank you. in defiance of international warnings, north korea has gone away with successful -
they are moving too slowly, and could fragment. the police took us on patrol to see the violent side of an intractable political battle about the country's future. >> mostly teenagers. they are pushed by higher leaders. >> demonstrators opposed videos on youtube of what they do. the police said there was fun, using only -- police said they used force only to protect civilians. but we went to a protest about what they said were punitive and violent police raids. one of the demonstrators is still waiting to have dozens of shotgun pellets removed from what he said was the police attack and weeks ago. >> we want only freedom. we will come back and back and back. we want freedom. >> these people are shia muslims, the majority in bahrain. they are calling for the downfall of the king. like most of the ruling class, he is sunni muslim. the children reacted fastest when the police moved in. in the she of villages -- shia villages, demonstrations happened to him daily, even though they were banned. bahrain is caught up in big forces of work in the middle east. the pressure for change. the int
demonstrated against guns, but not a manufacturer of the weapon used to murder the children is under pressure. it was advertised as a prop to masculinity now the company within 95% stake in the firm is selling out because of this watershed event. just outside town, there are four rows of empty shelves. they have taken the guns off the market out of respect. but more important, it is part of a chain of around 200 jobs throughout the u.s. they all stopped selling the modern sporting rifles, as they're called. changes the law might be more difficult. >> there is no chance of a ban on handguns. the supreme court has ruled plans to outlaw them in chicago and washington d.c. are unconstitutional. the most likely move would be to ban military-style assault rifles, magazines holding numerous bullet. the president has backed such a bill. >> while he supports strongly an assault weapons ban and other measures, he wants to expand the conversation beyond those specific areas of legislation. >> i'm joe manchin -- >> the group of the gun hand -- of the gun ban will be loosened a little. even west virginia
u.s. school would help prevent similar tragedies in the future. the bbc's north america editor reports. >> the church bells tolled out the exact time when a week ago a young man with an assault rifle began his massacre of children. they stood in prayer and in silence in the rain. in a town still numb, the bells tolled 26 times, one for each of the victims of the school. inside the white house, president obama and his staff since silent for a minute. beyond the grave, resolution. in a new video, he has promised he will push for a ban on assault rifles. >> i will do everything in my power as president to advance these efforts. if there's even one thing we can do as a country to protect our children, we have a responsibility to try. >> shame on the nra. >> there are those who blame the national rifle association for consistently, powerful lobbying against gun control. they have been consistently silent until now, and some expected they would seek compromise. none of it. instead, raw fury, blaming video games, the culture. >> we have blood-of films out there like "american psycho,"
been violent clashes for the second day outside the presidential power us -- palace in cairo. demonstrators have been during petrol bombs. four senior advisers have resigned. what are the chances for a peaceful resolution? that is the question i asked the state department spokesman p.j. crowley. >> we have had the former head of the iaea suggesting that morsi is now worse than hosni mubarak. is getting quite tense there, isn't it? >> it is. and the tension between institutions is actually potentially constructive. and every faction is sending their groups into the streets, or the muslim brotherhood is sending dogs to intimidate the court. this could create a very tense situation and potentially spiral out of control. >> how accurate are those comments about morsi? >> we do not know yet. none of those statements necessarily mean there is anything other than competition. you have the court stopped with mubarak appointees, but nonetheless, you have the other branches of government. . there's also the definition of the future of egyptian society. >> i was interested to see what y
to burst in shanghai. our top story, the leader of the democratic majority in the u.s. senate says politicians are running out of time to avoid the budget crisis known as the fiscal cliff. every reed said democrats and republicans had to stop squabbling to have any chance at which an agreement by december 31st and higher taxes and spending cuts will automatically take effect. president obama has cut short his holiday to revive the talks. >> if we go over this cliff, the house of representative with four days left are not here with the speaker having told him that he will have 458 hours' notice. i cannot imagine their conscience out there wherever they are around the country and we are trying to get something done. >> why is the american economy teetering on the edge of the cliffs? these are some of the things that president obama is trying to prevent with the return to the lighthouse. an employment has fallen to a four year low and currently stands at 7.7%. no deal could mean 2.1 million jobs disappearing parent to it would equate to a contraction of 1.5% in the value of all goods
>>> breaking news coming to us from singapore. in the past few minutes, it was just announced that the indian woman who was gang raped in delhi earlier this month that has caused national average has died. she was being treated at a hospital in singapore where she was on life-support. in india, her brutal attack triggered nationwide protests. the authorities struggling to contain the growing anger. we have received a statement from a doctor, the chief executive of the hospital where she was being looked after. "we are very sad to report the patient passed away peacefully at 4: 40 5:00 a.m. today singapore time. her family and officials from the high commission of india were at her side. we join her family in mourning her loss. the patient had remained in extremely critical condition since admission to hospital from the morning of december 27. despite all efforts by a team of eight specialists in the hospital to keep per staple, her condition continued to deteriorate over the past two days. she suffered from severe organ failure suffering serious injuries to her body and brain.
and protect morals and values, something could be used to compose islamic values. they don't like the fact that the constitution has no guaranteed equality of both men and women. as soon as there is a referendum on the constitution, he will give up his controversial powers. >> we are passing through a very short but very important phase. >> nobel prize winner says that the draft constitution should be put in a garbage can of history. and once again, the protesters are forcing noisy opposition. >> they never divided the egyptians, we have no understanding if he is the president of egypt or the of the muslim brotherhood. they can only deepen and hardened was already a danger is divide in egyptian society. >> during this turbulent time, i spoke to times editor at large. on wednesday, they join me from new york. the first collective, what do you make of him? >> is quite remarkable. tens of thousands of people are paying for his blood. he showed flashes of a sense of humor. third time magazine, the worst fears about a muslim brotherhood. they are not coming true. >> you interviewed him after he
international correspondent reported two years ago. she is back there for us tonight. >> outside the governor's office there is another -- photos of when he set himself on fire years ago. no one paid attention. he still has the scars. now he is on hunger strike. this place is to our south of the capital. it is full of desperate young men. you can feel it at the hollywood cafe. nothing, nothing has changed, this man says. there are still in their jobs. all the leverage -- all the revolution brought to us was freedom of expression. that anger boiled over on the streets here last week. tunisia is resolution began in the marginal areas just like this. the same frustration still fester. two years ago, i visited his grieving mother in their hometown. this time, i met her in her new home in the capital. her family had to move. her son, the icon of the revolution, is now resented by many. >> do not question my son's death. that was god's will. people are still struggling. the government is doing nothing for them. ♪ [applause] to uneasy head does have its first freely elected party -- tunisia does h
colleague is up outside sandy hook elementary school with us now. that memorial, i visited yesterday morning and this evening. it is really extraordinary have people have wanted to come there to express their sadness about what happened. >> people are coming here now. they're coming to lay flowers. there are christmas trees here. there are trees for all of the children who were killed and he will not say christmas day. this one is focused on avielle richman. she loved to ride horses. she loved to color her "harry potter"coloring book. these trees are california grown. she had recently moved here from the other side of the country. you can see that people are coming to light candles. they're coming to lay flowers. they are also coming most poignantly with teddy bears. every tree has a group of soft toys for the departed child. this really is a most agonizing week. two funerals took place together. there are many more to come. >> laura, i saw earlier a crossed that had come all the way from rwanda. it was sent to this school in connecticut for the memorial. as you have seen here over the last
several rounds of tear gas and used water cannons to break up the protests. scores of people were injured on both sides. some were critically wounded. they were angry after the her with a gang rape last week, when a young woman was attacked so broadly, she is fighting for life. it goes beyond this one incident. people want a strong action from -- from thent's government. until then, they are prepared to keep the heat on. >> a delay until tuesday. the constitution in egypt was supposed to be passed, but now, the electoral commission says they will be looking at allegations of irregularities in the voting process. we were sent this report from cairo. >> egypt, on the brink of a new era. for weeks now, this country has been gripped by political turmoil. there is a lot at stake. egyptians have been waiting on a new constitution, and an early tally says more than 60% voted yes, but the result is not official yet. the guests of voters cannot get a victory for morsi and his supporters, and they say it will help egypt get back on track. >> there was not any blood spilled. the egyptian should be h
in prospect in 2013. "bbc news," at buckingham palace. >> pope benedict has used his christmas message to call for an end to the bloodshed and a political solicitous in syria and other conflict places. people flocked to the square to will be to the message from the pontiff at the vatican. here is our report from rome. >> pope benedict had a worldwide radio and television audience for his traditional christmas message and blessing from the balcony of st. peter's bass came. his one was one of hope even in the direst of situations. first he prayed for an end to civil war in syria. >> once again i pelley for an end to the bloodshed. easier access for the relief of refugees and displaced, and dialogue in the purt of a political solution to the conflict. >> then the pope went on to paire that israelis and palestinian he is end long years of conflict and embark on the path to negotiation. there was a special mention of egypt, blessed by the childhood of jesus as the pope put it. referring to the arab spring, the pontiff said the countries of north africa are experiencing a major transition in pursuit
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